ICC’s booth was a unique place to visit

Your ICC family was recently represented at a display at the Adventist-Layman’s Services and Industries (ASI) national convention. This gathering of Adventist business owners and supporting ministries was held from August 3-5 in Orlando, Florida. ASI conventions are well known for strong spiritual programming as well as an exhibit hall where hundreds of ministries display materials and tell their stories.

A photo of Jean Parchment and her hand-crafted dolls at ICC’s display booth at the 2022 ASI convention.

Jean Parchment’s artistry was on display at the national ASI convention. The “adoption” of her “Reborn Dolls” provide funding to bless ICC children in the D.R. Congo.

In recent years, attention was drawn to the ICC’s display booth due to the artistic talent of volunteer Jean Parchment. Jean paints and dresses “Reborn Dolls,” making them look and feel like real babies. Many passersby have a difficult time at first believing the dolls are not real babies. Several doll lovers have “adopted” these life-like baby dolls, for a minimum donation.

Over several years, the doll project has raised thousands of dollars in support of special project needs at the Patmos Children’s Village in the D.R. Congo. This includes helping to provide a new clean water system and new outdoor kitchens.

Jean is affectionately known as “The Baby Lady” and “she delivers!” By the end of this year’s convention, all four of the dolls on display were adopted into new homes. What a blessing to ICC’s children!

Many people dropped by to visit staff and volunteers at ICC’s booth. Like Jean, members of this family have a passion for serving the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children, providing them with the best care possible.